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Art Director Average Salary in Portugal 2020

How much money does an Art Director make in Portugal?


Average Monthly Salary
2,530 EUR
( 30,300 EUR yearly)

LOW
1,160
EUR
AVERAGE
2,530
EUR
HIGH
4,020
EUR

A person working as an Art Director in Portugal typically earns around 2,530 EUR per month. Salaries range from 1,160 EUR (lowest) to 4,020 EUR (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Art Director salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Art Director Salary Distribution in Portugal

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Art Director salaries in Portugal range from 1,160 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 4,020 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 2,730 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Art Director(s) are earning less than 2,730 EUR while the other half are earning more than 2,730 EUR. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Art Director(s) are earning less than 1,750 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 1,750 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Art Director(s) are earning less than 3,650 EUR while 25% are earning more than 3,650 EUR.


What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Art Director Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Portugal Art Director
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Art Director salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

An Art Director with less than two years of experience makes approximately 1,320 EUR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 1,760 EUR per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 2,610 EUR per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Art Director(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 3,180 EUR per month, 22% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 3,460 EUR per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 3,750 EUR per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.


Art Director average salary change by experience in Portugal

0 - 2 Years
1,320 EUR
2 - 5 Years+34%
1,760 EUR
5 - 10 Years+48%
2,610 EUR
10 - 15 Years+22%
3,180 EUR
15 - 20 Years+9%
3,460 EUR
20+ Years+8%
3,750 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Art Director Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Art Director(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

Salary comparison by education level monthly Portugal Art Director
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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Art Director salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of an Art Director is 1,620 EUR per month.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 1,910 EUR per month, 18% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 2,760 EUR per month, 45% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 3,620 EUR per month, 31% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.


Art Director average salary difference by education level in Portugal

High School
1,620 EUR
Certificate or Diploma+18%
1,910 EUR
Bachelor's Degree+45%
2,760 EUR
Master's Degree+31%
3,620 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Portugal costs anywhere from 13,800 Euro(s) to 41,300 Euro(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.


Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Education Level
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Art Director Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Portugal Art Director
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Art Director employees in Portugal earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.

Female
2,440 EUR
Male+7%
2,620 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Portugal for all Careers

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Art Director Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Portugal

How much are annual salary increments in Portugal for Art Director(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Art Director

Art Director(s) in Portugal are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 16 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Portugal / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Portugal is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Banking
3%
Energy
6%
Information Technology
9%
Healthcare
3%
Travel
6%
Construction
9%
Education
3%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Portugal for the year 2019. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.


Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Art Director Bonus and Incentive Rates in Portugal

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Portugal Art Director
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An Art Director is considered to be a moderate bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

41% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 59% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
59%
No Bonus
41%

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.


What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.


Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Portugal earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
2,680 EUR
Public Sector+6%
2,840 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Art Director Average Hourly Wage in Portugal


15 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Portugal is 15 EUR. This means that the average Art Director in Portugal earns approximately 15 EUR for every worked hour.


Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Art Director VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Art Director and Advertising / Grapic Design / Events monthly Portugal
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The average salary for Art Director is 1% less than that of Advertising / Grapic Design / Events. Also, Advertising / Grapic Design / Events salaries are 7% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Advertising Account Executive2,890 EUR+14%
Advertising Account Manager3,280 EUR+30%
Advertising Account Planner1,670 EUR-34%
Advertising Coordinator2,040 EUR-19%
Advertising Manager4,430 EUR+75%
Advertising Operations Manager4,420 EUR+75%
Advertising Strategic Planner2,900 EUR+15%
Advertising Team Leader2,500 EUR-1%
Animator1,890 EUR-25%
Art Director2,530 EUR+0%
Artist2,160 EUR-15%
Artworker1,670 EUR-34%
Assistant Art Director2,150 EUR-15%
Audiosual Technician1,490 EUR-41%
Broadcast Administrator2,880 EUR+14%
Catering Sales1,690 EUR-33%
Catering Trainer1,920 EUR-24%
Commercial and Industrial Designer1,650 EUR-35%
Conference Organiser1,980 EUR-22%
Content and Media Production Lead3,080 EUR+22%
CopyWriter1,800 EUR-29%
Creative Designer1,990 EUR-21%
Creative Director2,580 EUR+2%
Designer 1,500 EUR-41%
Desktop Publisher1,340 EUR-47%
Director of Graphic Design2,390 EUR-5%
Events and Promotions Manager4,420 EUR+75%
Exhibit Display Coordinator2,040 EUR-19%
Exhibit Display Manager2,640 EUR+4%
Finisher1,400 EUR-45%
Graphic Artist1,600 EUR-37%
Graphic Designer1,760 EUR-30%
Graphics Design Supervisor2,250 EUR-11%
Imagery Analyst1,630 EUR-36%
Imaging Technologist1,590 EUR-37%
Interaction Designer1,320 EUR-48%
Media Planner2,240 EUR-11%
Media Production Coordinator2,030 EUR-20%
Media Production Manager3,560 EUR+41%
Media Project Manager3,430 EUR+36%
Media Relations Representative2,880 EUR+14%
Media Sales Executive3,360 EUR+33%
Multimedia Specialist1,590 EUR-37%
Photographer1,470 EUR-42%
PPC Campaign Manager2,610 EUR+3%
Print Production Manager2,830 EUR+12%
Product and Brand Manager4,380 EUR+73%
Sales Promotion Manager4,010 EUR+59%
Sketch Artist1,800 EUR-29%
Social Media Executive3,260 EUR+29%
Technical Typist1,230 EUR-51%
User Experience UX Designer1,830 EUR-28%
UX Designer1,580 EUR-38%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Funchal2,350 EUR
Lisbon2,910 EUR
Porto2,780 EUR
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